The Milwaukee Brewers pitching staff is starting to accumulate some injuries as Spring Training draws to a closer to an end.
It started with Wade Miley. He is having a truly great camp so far but now is diagnosed with a pulled groin. Likewise, Boone Logan left his most recent appearance with the trainer. That is two of the Milwaukee Brewers offseason signings that are now in injury trouble.
It is a strain in his left groin. It happened in the fifth inning when Miley was fielding a bunt. The results of an MRI will let us know the severity of the injury. It is unfortunate timing for the veteran lefty, as it appeared he was a front runner for the fifth rotation spot. This might throw a wrench in the current rotation plans.
Three pitches into his day, Logan left the mound with an apparent arm injury. There was no immediate word on the seriousness of the injury. Really, there was no detail on it at all at the time. It turns out that there was discomfort in his triceps/shoulder area. That is an area that can be very scary, especially if the descriptions start vague.
For Miley, it complicates his contract. The minor league clause for him kicks into gear tomorrow. So that makes things a little more difficult on the team. Logan is an arm that will be on the Milwaukee Brewers if healthy, and that is a big loss by itself. He is a lefty specialist that will help the rotation once the starters leave the game.
This is really the first injury news to come out of the Brewers camp this spring. But it is happening fast. Two arms are down in a matter of innings. Neither of these could be too detrimental, but we just don’t know much right now.
The Milwaukee Brewers can only hope their pitchers turn out to not have bad injuries. If they can come back quickly, things will not be derailed. But if they are out for longer, the season is not yet underway, so it will likely be early when they return to the pitching staff.